Report: Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans could miss start of new season

Greg Docherty of Rangers, Graham Dorrans of Rangers and Jason Holt of Rangers inspect the pitch prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on...

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans is reportedly in Leeds regarding his ankle problem and could miss the start of the new season for the Ibrox club.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic scores his sides first goal while under pressure from Graham Dorrans of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park...

Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans could miss the start of next season, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that the Rangers midfielder is in Leeds to see a specialist about his ankle and undergo scans.

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Dorrans left Rangers’ training camp on Thursday due to pain in his ankle, and the midfielder could now reportedly not be ready for Steven Gerrard’s side’s opening game of the new season against Shkupi in the Europa League qualifiers on July 12.

Graham Dorrans of Rangers is challenged by Olivier Ntcham of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Concern for Dorrans

Dorrans suffered an ankle injury during the final weeks of the past season, and it will be a concern for the 31-year-old that the problem persists.

Hopefully for the Scotland international, the specialist he will reportedly see in Leeds will be able to sort the issue.

Graham Dorrans of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stats

Dorrans has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Norwich City in the Championship in England for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Record to be worth £750,000.

The 31-year-old former West Bromwich Albion midfielder featured in 16 Scottish Premiership appearances for Rangers this past season, scoring five goals and providing three assists in the process, according to Transfermarkt.com.

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